Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Weathersfield News Mar. 18 #WeathersfieldVT #VT




Weathersfield News March 16, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy


I trust you all made it through St. Patrick's Day. Everybody is Irish on March 17. Green beer, corned beef and cabbage and lots of Éirinn go Brách (Ireland Forever!) I had a wonderful trip last fall to Ireland. I found the land-breathtaking, the food-very tasty and the people to be so friendly. On Tuesday, I saluted my new found friends of the Emerald Isle and I salute you gentle readers- Sláinte (Health!). Now we can all look forward to Spring which begins on Friday-The Vernal Equinox. Equal Day and Night; the days are getting longer until the Summer Solstice. To celebrate "Spring" I've started my peppers, basil, lettuce and a few Early Tomatoes in my kitchen. Happy Spring! (now if we could just get the three feet of snow covering my garden to melt...)



I also celebrated Irish Music last week at the Eileen Ivers concert at the Lebanon Opera House.

Boards and Committees
Select Board-is met Monday, Mar. 16 6:30 p.m. (note new time!) Martin Memorial Hall. Check next week's paper for report.


Trustees of the Weathersfield Proctor Library-Trustees will met Thursday, Mar. 19. 7 p.m. at the Library. Reminder the Library will be closed for mold removal mar 23-Apr 7. Please keep your checked-out books home with you until the library reopens on Apr. 8.

Weathersfield Elementary School: Substitute Training - Part 2 WES is hosting substitute training, Part 2, on Mar. 26 from 12 to 2 p.m. in the Conference Room. This is open to all substitutes who came in September for the first training, for any new substitutes, and for anyone who is interested in learning more about substituting. The agenda will include Act One training, classroom management strategies, emergency preparedness information, confidentiality, dress code, chain of command, our sub policy, review of our handbooks and a tabletop drill. For more information, please call the school at 674-5400.

Town Challenge Teams from WES-The school adult team members are: Tim Herbert, Lora Powers, Kristina Hughes, Alternates: JeanMarie Oakman and Patty Pomerleau. The student team called the Purple Panthers: Skylar Swan, Grade 8, Kacie Charest, Grade 8, Brooke McKeen, Grade 8 Alternate: Grayson Frazer, Grade 7. If you care to make donations for either team, contact the school at 674-5400. Weathersfield Proctor Library Town Challenge to be held here at school Mar. 21 7 p.m..

WES School Board Monthly Meetings the second Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the AP Room. These meetings are open to the public. However, since Apr. 13 is the start of vacation week, the April meeting will be Apr. 20 at 6:30.

The WES PTA meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.. The PTA is sponsoring a Yankee Candle Fund Raiser this spring. If you would like to order some candles from the students, please call the school at 674-5400.

Sports Banquets Mar. 24 at 6:30 p.m., Kelly Harriman, AD, will host a K-4 sports banquet in the AP Room. The 5-8 sports banquet will be Mar. 25 at 6:30 pm.

Important School Dates: Apr. 9- Honor's Dinner 6 p.m.; May 15 7/8 Graduation Dance Time: TBA;  Jun. 4-School Report Night 5- 6p.m.; Jun. 5-Grade 8 Class Trip to Boston;  Jun. 15-Grade 8 Graduation 7 p.m.;  Jun. 16-Last Day of School for Students-Early Release Day;  Jun. 17 Building Based In-Service Day for Teachers.

Town Events:


4th Annual Town Wide Challenge, This Saturday!  Saturday, Mar. 21 at 7 p.m. Weathersfield School, Ascutney. Topics include Geography, Sports, Spelling, "Name That Tune," Current Events and Weathersfield History.  Prizes are awarded for the most points and the Best Team Spirit. All teams are collecting donations to benefit the Weathersfield Proctor Library Capital Campaign.


Pizza for AVFD-Ramunto'sBrick Oven Pizza, Claremont, NH Apr. 8 5-9 p.m. is hosting a night of pizza and fun with 5% of meal proceeds benefitting Ascutney Volunteer Fire Dept. Grab your buddies and family members for a midweek night of laughter and catching up with your neighbors. A coupon can be found on the Facebook page: coupon Hand it to the waitstaff so the fire department can receive the donation.

Weathersfield Elementary School:
Sports Team Sign-ups-sport sign ups for Track, Softball, and Baseball. Please send sign ups in as early as possible. Sign up deadlines are as follows:  Grades 5-8 - Track - Mar. 23; Grades 3-8 - Softball & Baseball - Mar. 23; Ongoing for K-2 programs. Anyone interested in coaching should fill out an application and get it in as soon as possible. Coaches are chosen based on experience at the level they wish to coach.

Panther Cub Night Wednesday, May 13 6-7:30 p.m. is hosted to welcome incoming Kindergarten students, joining the school in the fall of 2015. A night filled with fun, laughter, good food, and great activities. Parents bring their soon-to-be kindergarten students in to meet their new classmates, faculty and staff, they get a chance to look over the classroom and become familiar with the school.

Drama Club Dates-Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court-Dress Rehearsal Friday, May 29, 3-5 p.m. Performances Saturday, May 30, 2 p.m. and Monday, Jun. 1, 1 p.m. in the Gym for all K-8 students.

Weathersfield Proctor Library: Call 674-2863 or email weathersfieldproctorlibrary@gmail.com for more information about these events. American Red Cross Babysitter's Course, Saturday Apr. 11 Martin Memorial Hall 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Pre-registration required. Sign up at the Library. Class size limited to 12, Bring a bag lunch the day of the course.

Quilt Raffle Tickets Still Available-Hand quilted, hand made "Flying Geese" queen size quilt. To benefit 1879 Perkinsville Schoolhouse improvements. Drawing Apr.1. Tickets $1 each or 6 for $5. Tickets available at Red Barn Cafe, Weathersfield Town Office or by calling Janet Gould at 674-9375.

Ongoing:
Weathersfield Knit/Crochet Group
Beginning Dec. 1 1-2:30 p.m. Perkinsville Community Church. Bring your current project or your own supplies to get started. Not sure what to create? Come help create an afghan! (Yarn and instructions provided.) Contact Lynn Esty at 263-9441 or lynnesty@comcast.net if you have any questions.

Food Shelf
The Weathersfield Food Shelf is located at 7303 Route 131 - the former "World of Discovery" daycare. Thanks to the generosity of their donors, the Weathersfield Food Shelf will now be open every Thursday from 4-5 p.m. 

Senior Exercise Program in Ascutney-FREE sponsored by RSPV- Wednesdays 10-11 a.m. in basement of Martin Memorial Hall, Route 5, Ascutney, VT. Classes are led by Geraldine Rudenfeldt. If interested call 674-5254 for more information.

Weathersfield Proctor Library, Hours: (LIBRARY CLOSED MAR 23-APR 7) Wed 10-6 p.m.; Thurs & Fri noon-6 p.m.; Sat 9-1 p.m. FREE Programs-FREE Computer Tutor - Fridays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Do you want to learn how to use a computer? Sign up for email or Facebook or learn more about internet safety? Did you know the library offers downloadable eBooks and audiobooks? Sign up required. BYOL (bring your own laptop or smartphone if you have one).-Preschool Storytime Wednesdays 11 a.m. Jan 21 - May 27-Crafternoons for Kids Thursdays 3-4 p.m. For 6 weeks Jan. 29 - Mar. 5


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